Indonesia’s Discriminatory and Violating “Virginity Tests” for Military and Police Women

For more than 30 years, Indonesia has subjected women who either enlist in the military or the Indonesian National Police or who want to marry a man in the military to a procedure that is described by human rights advocates as “discriminatory and invasive.” This procedure, called a “two-finger test,” is meant to determine “the mentality of […]

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Veteran’s Day 2014

My dad served in the Air Force as a broadcaster and DJ for the Armed Forces Network for 25 years and retired when I was 19. Because of this, the only life I have really known is a nomadic one surrounded by other military-affiliated people who completely understood that way of life. In fact, my brother-in-law serves, […]

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On Memorial Day

As all of you American Germs know, today is Memorial Day. For most of us, it means a day of relaxation and barbecues. A day of no school and (for the salaried among us), no work. Despite the grilling and the pool parties, however, it is important to remember that Memorial Day is not simply […]

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